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Definition 1: hand tool having a toothed blade for cutting - [noun denoting artifact]

(saw is a kind of ...) a tool used with workers' hands

(... is a kind of saw ) a saw that is set in a frame in the shape of an H; used with both hands to cut wood that is held in a sawbuck

(... is a kind of saw ) a saw having teeth around the edge of a hollow cylinder

(... is a kind of saw ) a saw with a toothed blade that folds into a handle (the way a pocketknife folds)

(... is a kind of saw ) saw used with one hand for cutting metal

(... is a kind of saw ) a saw used with one hand for cutting wood

(... is a kind of saw ) a saw with handles at both ends; intended for use by two people

(saw is a part of ...) a serration on a saw blade

(saw is a part of ...) something resembling the tooth of an animal

Definition 2: a power tool for cutting wood - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for saw in the sense of this definition

(saw is a kind of ...) a tool driven by a motor

(... is a kind of saw ) an endless saw consisting of a toothed metal band that is driven around two wheels

(... is a kind of saw ) portable power saw; teeth linked to form an endless chain

(... is a kind of saw ) a power saw that has a steel disk with cutting teeth on the periphery; rotates on a spindle

(... is a kind of saw ) a power saw that has several parallel blades making simultaneous cuts

(... is a kind of saw ) fine-toothed power saw with a narrow blade; used to cut curved outlines

(... is a kind of saw ) a portable power saw with a reciprocating blade; can be used with a variety of blades depending on the application and kind of cut; generally have a plate that rides on the surface that is being cut

(... is a kind of saw ) a large sawing machine

(saw is a part of ...) something resembling the tooth of an animal

Definition 3: a condensed but memorable saying embodying some important fact of experience that is taken as true by many people - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for saw in the sense of this definition

(saw is a kind of ...) a word or phrase that particular people use in particular situations

"pardon the expression"

Definition 4: cut with a saw - [verb of contact]

Samples where saw or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • saw wood for the fireplace

(saw is a kind of ...) separate with or as if with an instrument

"Cut the rope"

(... is a kind of saw ) saw with a whipsaw

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